Medical Writing Software for Medical Writers English Grammar and Style

Volume 23, Issue 1 - Software for Medical Writers

English Grammar and Style


The purpose of the articles in the Good Writing Practice section is to focus on style, not on punctuation or grammar. However, apostrophes are a stumbling block for many writers and so require some discussion. Some people have simply not learned how to use them correctly. If you fall into this category, or if you would like a refresher, Lynne Truss has succeeded in making a book on punctuation funny as well as informative, and we recommend it.1


  1. Truss L. Eats, shoots and leaves. UK: Fourth Estate. 2009. ISBN-10: 0007329067, ISBN-13: 978-0007329069.
  2. Seely J. Oxford A–Z of grammar and punctuation. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 2013. ISBN-10: 019966918X, ISBN-13: 978-0199669189.



In this issue of Medical Writing
Message from the President
EMWA social media team
News from the EMA
Taming Microsoft Word®
The secrets of Microsoft Word®. Part I – ‘Find and Replace’ and en-dashes
Organising the review process in Microsoft Word®
Document templates for medical writers
Getting more out of PowerPoint®
Consolidated data analysis and presentation using an open-source add-in for the Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet software
Datavision™ – What do medical writers need to know?
Software for translators
Graphing software for medical writers
A medical writer's must-have software
Zotero: A free and open-source reference manager
Origin and development of English for Medical Purposes. Part I: Research on written medical discourse
Profile: An interview with Karina Ruth Tabacinic on some fundamental concerns of medical translation
A first-timer's perspective on the 2013 EMWA conference in Barcelona
English Grammar and Style
Regulatory Writing
The Webscout
Medical Communications
In the Bookstores
Manuscript Writing
Out On Our Own

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